Oct 2015

03 Oct 2015


Islam 101

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 4:00am to 6:00pm
4100 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Starting October 3rd, please join us at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh for a course open to both Muslims and Non-Muslims who are interested in increasing their knowledge of feeing their curiosity about what the religion of Islam is all about. The course begins with basics which will lead into a more in-depth study of the five Pillars, Quran, Hadith, and the Messengers of God.



03 Oct 2015


Media Relations Workshop: Promoting Accurate Representation of Muslims

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:00am
MCCGP 233 Seaman Ln, Monroeville, PA 15146
Sponsored By: 
Council on American Islamic Relations - Pittsburgh

Join us to learn how to effectively communicate with the media in a way that represents the positive presence of Muslims in US society! This workshop will benefit all in a position to be interviewed by the media, or to contribute to the media (TV, Radio, Print, Web, Wire Services) as officials or as individual community members who have a voice that they want to be heard.

-Identifying opportunities
-Do’s & Don’ts
-Key players
-Effectively presenting issues
-Understanding journalists
-Special techniques


12 Oct 2015


Combatants For Peace

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Porter Hall 100
Sponsored By: 
University Lecture Series, the Department of History/Global Studies, The Center for International Relations and Politics, J Street Pittsburgh, The University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center, and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Stud

Toward a Non-violent Solution to the Palestinian -Israeli Conflict

Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

13 Oct 2015


Religion & Society Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 4:15pm to Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 4:30pm
Duquesne University, Fisher Hall Room 719
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

The Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue invites local faculty, students, and members of the general public to the “Religion & Society Lecture Series” of monthly talks. The series has been organized in collaboration with the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh, which will provide refreshments.

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

14 Oct 2015


Mary in the Quran

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:30pm
719 Fisher Hall
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue (CCMD) of Duquesne University and the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh.

Zeki Saritoprak
Nursi Chair of Islamic Studies
John Carroll University

ALL lectures are FREE and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

Emad Mirmotahari at mirmotaharie@duq.edu or 412.396.6420

15 Oct 2015


Pittsburgh Conference Planned on Nonviolent Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Friday, October 16, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, October 17, 2015 (All day)
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is located at 616 North Highland Avenue in Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA)

A sign at the entrance of a family farm near Bethlehem reads “We refuse to be enemies.” The farm belongs to Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian who operates a peace center there known as the Tent of Nations that has welcomed Christians, Jews and Muslims from all over the world. Although his family has farmed the land since the Ottoman era, he has battled in the courts for over 20 years to keep it from being confiscated by the Israeli government.


16 Oct 2015


The Geographical Frontiers of Persian Learning

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
University of California, Los Angeles
Sponsored By: 
Nile Green, University of California, Los Angeles

As a lingua franca promoted by multi-ethnic and multi-religious states and expanded further by education and commerce, Persian had reached the zenith of its geographical and social reach by the eighteenth century. In the course of the nineteenth century, it was rapidly undermined by the rise of new imperial and vernacular languages.

phone number: +1 (310) 206 8552 email: c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu

20 Oct 2015


Dr. Fareed Zakaria Keynote Address

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

The American Middle East Institute is proud to present Dr. Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN's GPS

Tickets Now on Sale

Dr. Zakaria's lecture is the culminating event of our Eighth Annual Business Conference.



21 Oct 2015


Russian Intervention in Syria

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 2:30pm
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies

Come join the discussion of Russian Intervention in Syria featuring Professor Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics from George Mason University.

22 Oct 2015


Moses, Jesus and Mohammed

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Gateway Middle School Auditorium 4450 Old William Penn Hwy, Monroeville
Sponsored By: 
Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium

Dr. Tim Crain, Director of National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill lecturing on Moses, Jesus and Mohammed

Rabbi Barbara Symons, MIM President 412-372-1200 or rabbi@templedavid.org